Francois et Julien Pinon
Francois et Julien Pinon Vouvray Sec 2019
France / Loire
Andy's Tasting Notes
A fine vintage in Vouvray where low yields combined with ripe fruit and excellent acidity produced beautifully complete and balanced wines.
This ‘dry’ (Sec) version has lovely texture with classic Chenin Blanc apple, pear, acacia and scented honey characteristics. It has an appealing initial softness counterbalanced by a refreshing hint of citrussy acidity. Lovely long aftertaste.
Though pleasing now, will gain more depth and complexity and last 20+ years if well cellared – developing dreamy honey, cream and exotic fruit overtones.
Price per bottle £18.45
Sadly Francois Pinon passed away in June 2020 leaving this hugely respected and loved estate in the very capable hands of his son Julien (who took over the overall running of the estate in 2018).
The estate comprises 15 organically farmed hectares, spread across 15 different plots – mainly on the varied clay, limestone and silex soils located towards the head of the Vallee de Cousse, which are widely rated amongst the best sites within the appellation.
These are pristine, age worthy examples of Vouvray and are regarded as some of the very best in the region.
Food matchPrawns in a light creamy sauce with spaghettini